This was great, Bayhill. I've made dishes similar to this one, all with varying degrees of success. But the combination of ingredients in your recipe puts this at the top of the list. It's so easy to prepare too, and my sons have already asked that I make it again. So I know this will be a regular in my home. Made for your awesome win in the 2013 Football Pool.
I use this recipe often making it a bit different each time. I have use a drained can of black beans in place of the meat, used ground turkey and always add lots more vegetables - mushrooms, zucchini, eggplant, frozen corn & peas - basically whatever I have in the fridge or freezer. By adding lots of veggies this truly can be a healthy 1 dish meal for both kids and adults!
Absolutely fantastic! DH loves ziti, so I thought I'd try an upgrade from my current recipe. I used half an onion and half a green pepper and added about half a cup of a good cabernet to the sauce while simmering, but otherwise kept the recipe in tact. Very tasty, and very easy to put a hearty casserole together on a weeknight. This goes in the keeper file!
Great recipe Bayhill! I have been making baked Ziti this way with excellent results. Followed your recipe with a few small changes. I used Spicy Turkey Italian Sausage as I don't eat Pork, Red Bell Pepper instead of Green Bell Pepper, I used Gluten free Penne as I didnt have any Gluten Free Ziti, added fresh chopped Basil & Cilantro to the sausage while frying and after I mixed cheeses into the pasta I spread a layer of mixed pasta, added cheeses in a layer then topped with the remaining pasta mix then topped with Mozzerella. I served it with grilled Asparagus & it was a huge hit for dinner!
We really enjoyed this quick and easy to make dish Bayhill. Lots of flavor with great textures. A very comforting dish. Thank you for sharing a new family favorite. We love hot sausages and pasta, they were perfect in this dish. Made as written for Best of 2014 Tag Game.
Delicious! And it was quick and easy...this is a keeper...I didn't have pasta sauce with mushrooms so just used one without...I'm sure the the mushrooms would have added another flavor...but this was perfect as is with the exception of needed salt...it lacked seasoning...but once the salt was added it was spot on...made of Best of 2014 tag game...
Great baked ziti!!! I made this with a couple of changes: I used a mixture of ground beef and the sausage and I added some cottage cheese to the whole mixture, as I needed to use it up. Served it with salad and garlic bread for a wonderful meal. Thanks Bayhill for posting a great recipe for the 2014 CQ.
Easy, quick, casserole for weeknight dinners. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.
Awesome! I loved the inclusion of veggies. I halved this, and it made enough for 4 servings for us since we enjoyed it with a couple of veggie side dishes. Thanks for sharing! Culinary Quest '14
Good! Half sausage and half pepperoni would also work well.